Tame Impala Perform On SNL, Debut New Song



Photo Credit: Matt Sav

Last night, Tame Impala appeared on Saturday Night Live as the musical guest with Sandra Oh hosting. The band performed the recently released "Patience," as well as a new song "Borderline." The release of "Patience" marked their first new music since his GRAMMY nominated, RIAA Gold-Certified 2015 release, Currents. Parker will headline this year's Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival. Watch "Patience" here: 
Tame Impala: Patience (Live) - SNL
Watch "Borderline" here:
Tame Impala: Borderline (Live) - SNL
Early praise for "Patience"

"Pounding major-seventh piano chords like Todd Rundgren, using conga drums to punch up and punctuate synthesizer arpeggios, and hinting at Michael Jackson in his melodies, he comes to the realization that he’s “growing up in stages/living life in phases.” It’s an honest part of a long-term evolution." - The New York Times

""Patience" kicks off with a languorous bit of piano-house, synth lines imported straight from '80s Italy, a congo roll — perhaps the ones pictured on the album art — and, of course, glimmers of starry-eyed psychedelics. It's immediately infectious. Parker asks, almost coyly, "Has it been that long? Did I count the days wrong?" Yes, Kevin, it's been a while — but when the pay-off is this luxurious, who's counting?" - NPR

"“Patience” takes the sleek studio advances of Currents and leapfrogs further: If that album was where Kevin Parker went from a heady bedroom artist to the kind of songwriter and producer who shows up on a Rihanna album, then “Patience” shows him fully comfortable in his expanded horizons, reaching even further toward the stars."
- Rolling Stone
In addition to Coachella, Tame Impala will headline Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, GA (May 5), Corona Capital (May 11), Boston Calling (May 25) and Barcelona's Primavera Festival (May 31), Glastonbury (June 26), Lollapalooza (August 01) and more with festival and headline dates planned throughout 2019. Full tour dates below. 

Tame Impala is Kevin Parker. His last album Currents (Interscope) was released in 2015 earning him a second GRAMMY nomination, RIAA Gold-certification and word-wide critical acclaim. The New York Times labeled it a "a tour de force" and Pitchfork said, "nearly every proper song on 'Currents' is a revelatory statement of Parker's range and increasing expertise as a producer, arranger, songwriter, and vocalist while maintaining the essence of Tame Impala." NPR noted, "[Parker] advocates for constant reinvention... That commitment to evolution helps make Tame Impala an unlikely but worthy candidate for major stardom."

Hailing from Perth, Australia, he first toured the U.S. in 2010, playing small clubs for crowds of 200. A handful of trips to the U.S. later and thanks to the ravenous demand of fans for a transcendent live performance, Tame Impala has gone on to headline festivals and theaters around the world and released three full length albums - InnerspeakerLonerism and Currents. As a writer and producer Parker has collaborated with Travis Scott, SZA, Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Kanye West, Kali Uchis, Theophilus London, Miguel, A$AP Rocky and more.

April 13 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Indio, CA
April 20 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Indio,CA
May 02 - Ascend Amphitheatre - Nashville, TN
May 03 - ExploreAsheville.com Arena - Asheville, NC
May 05 - Shaky Knees Music Festival - Atlanta, GA
May 06 - St. Augustine Amphitheater - St. Augustine, FL
May 07 - Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater - Miami Beach FL
May 11 - Corona Capital Festival - Guadalajara, MEXICO
May 25 - Boston Calling Festival - Boston, MA
May 31 - Primavera Festival - Barcelona, SPAIN
June 01 - We Love Green - Paris, FRANCE
June 05 - Garden - Gotenberg, SWEDEN
June 06 - NorthSide - Aarhus, DENMARK
June 21 - Hurricane Festival - Sheebel, GERMANY
June 22 - Southside Festival - Neuhausen ob eck, GERMANY
June 26 - Glasonbury - Pilton, ENGLAND
August 01-04 - Lollapalooza - Chicago, IL
August 09 - Flow Festival - Helsinki, FINLAND
August 14 - Pukkelpop - Hasselt, BELGIUM
August 15 - La Route Du Rock - Rennes, FRANCE
August 16 - Lowlands Festival - Walibi Holland, NETHERLANDS

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Billie Eilish Releases Album Today. Reveals New Single & Video For 'bad guy'






‘bad guy’



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“A voice of a generation that desires authenticity above all.” - TIME Magazine
"The debut album from the meteoric pop star lives in a world of its own: gothic, bass-heavy, at turns daring and quite beautiful.” - Pitchfork
"Noir pop with teeth." - Rolling Stone
“Thrilling Gen Z terror-pop.” - Guardian 
"A collective middle finger to the strictures of teen-pop sex appeal." - The New York Times

"She's the real deal." - Variety
"Billie Eilish’s time is now...She’s no longer a phenomenon coming up from behind — she is here, fully formed, ready to dominate.” - Stereogum
"'When We All Fall Asleep' is an album full of dressed-down avant-pop with DIY immediacy and intimacy that can still hold its own amid pop maximalists like Ariana Grande and Halsey." - Rolling Stone

"A Pop Star Is Born." - Billboard


Darkroom/Interscope Records artist Billie Eilish has released her highly anticipated debut album, accompanied with a brand new music video for her latest single ‘bad guy,’ out today.

WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? Is out now on all platforms worldwide and features global smashes “bury a friend,” “you should see me in a crown,” when the party’s over,” and “wish you were gay,” plus 10 previously unheard tracks including Billie’s latest single “bad guy,” which comes with an official video, directed by MTV VMA-winner (Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Humble’) Dave Meyers.

Watch the official video for “bad guy” HERE.

Yesterday, Billie Eilish made her Jimmy Kimmel Live! debut and performed “bury a friend” in-front of a live audience [Watch HERE]. On Monday, April 1 she will be a talking guest performing live on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (check your local listings).

This weekend, in partnership with Spotify, and curated entirely by the 17-year-old artist, The Billie Eilish Experience boasts a fully immersive, highly visceral “enhanced album experience.” The labyrinth of rooms hosted at The Stalls at Skylight Row in Downtown Los Angeles will converge art, technology and the unexpected, creating a cerebral storytelling experience that is authentically Billie Eilish. Listen to the Billie Eilish Experience Playlist on Spotify HERE.

In other news, Billie Eilish shattered Apple Music’s record, amassing more than 800,000 Pre-Adds on the album. Listen to the album on Apple Music HERE.

WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? comprises of fourteen tracks that materialize as ghostly genre-less pop projections of life’s firsts for the multi-platinum songstress as she ruminates on her first brushes with loss and love amidst the monsters under her bed and the triumphs at her feet.

“Nobody knows what the fuck dreams are, dude,” she exclaims. “You can’t give me a good enough answer as to what dreams are. Nobody can. Dreams are a big thing in my life though. They’ve always really occupied me. It’s all in the music.” One daydream manifested to set the stage for such provocation. Within three years since her 2015 debut, Billie quietly, yet unapologetically infiltrated the forefront of pop. Along the way, she and her chief collaborator, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and big brother Finneas O’Connell crafted what would become WHEN WE FALL ASLEEP WHERE DO WE GO? Keeping the creativity in-house, literally, they retreated back to Billie’s childhood home. Once again, they worked in Finneas’ bedroom—two feet from Billie’s room—where the songs not only came to life, but also all of the dreams. “There were a lot of opportunities and things I said, ‘No to,” she grins. “We had to do this album our way. I realized how lucky I am to have my brother in this. If I didn’t have him, I would have to figure out what the hell I was doing without someone else there with me!

"I want people to listen,” she leaves off. “I want to be heard, and I want people to feel heard. Nothing on this album sounds the same, but it all adds up to a whole. Since I first started doing music, my life has changed a lot. One thing that hasn’t changed in my music is that I still just do me.

WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? is out everywhere now.
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 1. !!!!!!!
2. bad guy
3. xanny
4. you should see me in a crown
5. all the good girls go to hell
6. wish you were gay
7. when the party’s over
8. 8
9. my strange addiction
10. bury a friend
11. ilomilo
12. listen before i go
13. i love you
14. goodbye

04/13 – Indio, CA – Coachella Festival – SOLD OUT
04/20 – Indio, CA – Coachella Festival – SOLD OUT
05/29 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – SOLD OUT
05/31 - Portland, OR - Moda Center – SOLD OUT
06/01 - Vancouver, BC - PNE Amphitheatre*– SOLD OUT
06/02 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Amphitheater– SOLD OUT
06/04 - Magna, UT – The Great Salt Air – SOLD OUT
06/05 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre– SOLD OUT
06/07 - Kansas City, MO – Silverstein Eye Centers Arena – SOLD OUT
06/08 - Minneapolis, MN - The Armory – SOLD OUT
06/09 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom – SOLD OUT
06/11 - Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage – SOLD OUT
06/12 - Laval, QC - Place Bell – SOLD OUT
06/14 - Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion – SOLD OUT
06/15 - Philadelphia, PA – Metropolitan Opera House – SOLD OUT
06/18 – Pier 17 – New York, NY – SOLD OUT
06/19 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall – SOLD OUT
06/20 - Washington, DC - The Anthem – SOLD OUT
06/21 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater – SOLD OUT
06/23 - Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park – SOLD OUT
07/09 – Shrine Expo Hall – Los Angeles, CA – SOLD OUT
07/10 – Shrine Expo Hall – Los Angeles, CA – SOLD OUT
07/11 - Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre – SOLD OUT
07/13 - San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre – SOLD OUT
*Finneas supporting.


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Modest Mouse Share "Poison The Well"


(March 29, 2019) Modest Mouse recently announced that they are participating in Record Store Day on April 13th with an exclusive triangle 7" featuring their first new music in over four years. The release includes A-side "Poison The Well" and a bonus for fans, the B-side, "I'm Still Here". Find participating stores HERE.

Today, they've shared the A-side, the fuzz-punk injected "Poison The Well" which is also available on all digital platforms. Listen to "Poison The Well" HERE.

Modest Mouse recently announced a fall tour with The Black Keys, playing arena dates across the U.S. and Canada. See all tour dates below and visit www.modestmouse.com for tickets and more information.

Modest Mouse last release was their 2015 album Strangers To Ourselves, which featured their #1 Alternative radio single "Lampshades on Fire," and was described by the NME as "brilliantly deranged." The band has toured relentlessly since then, proving themselves to be one of the most consistent live acts today.  In 2014, the band re-released their first two albums, This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About and The Lonesome Crowded West, on CD and vinyl through Brock's Glacial Pace record label. Modest Mouse's current lineup includes Brock, Jeremiah Green, Tom Peloso, Jim Fairchild, Russell Higbee, Lisa Molinaro, Ben Massarella and Davey Brozowski.

(Credit: James Joiner)
Modest Mouse on tour with The Black Keys:
09-23 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
09-24 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
09-25 St. Louis, MO - Enterprise Center
09-27 Chicago, IL - United Center
09-28 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
09-30 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
10-01 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
10-02 Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
10-04 Milwaukee, WI - Fiserv Forum
10-05 Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena
10-07 Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena
10-08 Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
10-09 Toronto, Ontario - Scotiabank Arena
10-11 Boston, MA - TD Garden
10-12 Washington, DC - The Anthem
10-14 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Arena
10-15 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
11-05 Sunrise, FL - BB&T Center
11-06 Orlando, FL - Amway Center
11-08 Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena
11-09 Atlanta, GA - State Farm Arena
11-12 Houston, TX - Toyota Center
11-13 Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
11-14 Fort Worth, TX - Dickies Arena
11-16 Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena
11-17 San Diego, CA - Pechanga Arena
11-19 Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
11-22 Portland, OR - Moda Center
11-23 Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
11-24 Vancouver, British Columbia - Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

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Trondheim based Amanda Tenfjord embraces youthful abandon on Lokoy-produced new single 'The Floor Is Lava'

Amanda Tenfjord embraces youthful abandon on Lokoy-produced new single 'The Floor Is Lava' 


What the press are saying about Amanda...

“There’s a promising power inside her which is definitely worth keeping an eye on in the year ahead.” – NME Magazine

“Tenfjord's sharp and confident lyrics match up against skittering handclap beats and bouncing synths to create a glorious pop banger that stands up to anything from the Nordics in the past couple of years.” – The Line Of Best Fit 

“This heady mix of hooks and spiky lyrics heralds the Trondheim-based singer as One To Watch.” – Idolator

"Slick pop production” – The Independent

Trondheim based Amanda Tenfjord today shares new single 'The Floor Is Lava' - co-written and produced by Sløtface bassist Lasse Lokøy (Lokoy).

Released 29th March via Propeller Recordings - this is the first new music to be heard since her acclaimed debut EP 'First Impression'. Inspired by the playground-game "The floor is lava" – a game that stands as a solid hallmark of a carefree childhood – it was this feeling which led to the idea behind the new single.

En route to her studio session with Lokøy - Amanda passed some children playing hide and seek; it was that sense of unbridled joy at something so simple (and the distinct lack of worry that comes with being a child) which struck her. "It looked so lovely – that avoiding being 'seen' was seemingly their biggest obstacle in life” she says. "The song is really about being high on life and having a good time without being particularly influenced by other things. Pure ignorant happiness, just like when you were a child!” says Tenfjord.

Originally hailing from a small village in western Norway called Tennfjord (yes, Tenfjord is also her real surname), Amanda is now based in Trondheim - which is becoming something of a mecca for forward-thinking pop artists. The now 22-year-old brings that forward thinking approach to songwriting and collaboration on 'The Floor Is Lava'.

Co-written and produced by Sløtface bassist Lasse Lokøy, his progressive pop production brings the song to life. Speaking on his work with Amanda, Lasse said: "I know Amanda from football training (she's pretty good at football, and I'm pretty bad!). We tried to write the lyrics to resonate with the feeling of freedom when you're a child. It's about the infinite possibilities available to you in your childhood - and wanting to relive, or recreate that in your adult years."

Even though Amanda loves to daydream about a carefree childhood, she's confident that she still has the time of her life ahead. Kicking off 2019 by playing to full houses at Eurosonic, Trondheim Calling and by:Larm – she's currently on tour supporting label-mates Highasakite, culminating in a show at Oslo's Spektrum, in front of 9000 people on March 30th.

The past 12 months have been incredibly exciting for Amanda Tenfjord. Her debut EP 'First Impression' was praised widely by the likes of The Independent, NME, Popjustice, The Line of Best Fit, Idolator, Indie Shuffleand more - as well as being streamed over 2 million times on Spotify.

This year will see her make her debut at The Great Escape, as well as headline showcases in London, and an upcoming appearance at Iceland Airwaves.
'The Floor Is Lava' is out now via Propeller Recordings, released March 29th.

30th March – Oslo, Spektrum w/ Highasakite (Sold Out)
10th May – Hope & Ruin, The Great Escape
11th May – Beach Stage, The Great Escape
7th November – Iceland Airwaves

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THE DRUMS Stream New Album via NPR First Listen - Listen NOW!

Stream New Album Brutalism

Brutalism Out April 5th on ANTI-
(Photo Credit: Nicholas Moore)

Early praise for The Drums +  
"...deceptively chipper, yet instantly infectious new song, 'Body Chemistry,' finds a rumbling rush of drums anchored by a thick bass groove, over which Drums mastermind Jonny Pierce laces silky guitars and his inviting croon." - Rolling Stone 

"'Body Chemistry' modifies their usual indie surf-rock with a funky bassline and electronic flourishes. The vocal melodies lean into a moody cadence a la of Montreal..." - Stereogum

"'Body Chemistry' applies Pierce's bright, prickly pop style to darker nights of the soul, asking whether lingering sadness is inevitable or if it just feels that way." - SPIN

"Featuring a healthy mix of The Drums' much-loved indie-pop spunk and bright new textures, The Drums sound as musically confident and lyrically woeful as ever." - Paste

"It sounds something like a beautiful panic, a pop song about realizing that you may not be able to resolve your flaws - and that's okay." - Consequence of Sound

"It's a hefty thematic struggle from a band known for sunny, beachside celebration-and it works beautifully" - Cool Hunting
The Drums will release its fifth album Brutalism via ANTI- next Friday, April 5th, but starting today the record can be heard in its entirety via NPR First Listen. The follow-up to 2017's "Abysmal Thoughts," which marked the band's first release as a solo project from frontman Jonny Pierce, Brutalism is quite possibly the best collection of songs in the band's ten-year career. Listen to the album now via NPR Music, who say "With Brutalism, The Drums' sound feels bigger than it's ever been." Pre-order Brutalism before it's out next week HERE.
Tomorrow The Drums will perform a stripped-down set for Billboard at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET. Tune in HERE to watch when it goes live.

The Drums will celebrate the release of Brutalism with a massive North American tour starting next month, including two sold-out intimate release shows in Los Angeles next week. See below to find a show near you, and get your tickets for the upcoming tour HERE.
Like Jonny Pierce, who co-produced the album, Brutalism is a bicoastal record - written and recorded between Upstate New York and a studio in Stinson Beach. Following a painful divorce and an incredibly difficult stint living solely in Los Angeles, Pierce decided it was time to face his demons, and the making of this record is a part of that process. "I was exhausted, depleted and sabotaging myself, partying so much but in reality running away from pain. It was a downward spiral." Pierce knew it was time to go to therapy, and begin to reckon with his depression. "It was do or die," he says. While he focused on his mental health, the making of Brutalism became an extension of self-care for Pierce, and makes for some of his most honest and relatable music to date.

On Brutalism, a lot is different. The album is defined by growth, transformation and questions, but it doesn't provide all the answers. It's rooted in an emotional rawness, but its layers are soft, intricate and warm, full of exquisitely crafted pop songs that blast sunlight and high energy in the face of anxiety, solitude and crippling self-doubt.  Pierce was more open than ever, keeping his control freakery at bay while working with others to produce and record the album. He brought in Chris Coady (Beach House, Future Islands, Amen Dunes) to mix it.  If there was a guitar part he wanted to write but couldn't play, he brought in a guitarist. It's also the first Drums record with a live drummer. Delegating freed up Pierce's time to produce a more specific vision.
The past year has been transformative for Pierce, who may a permanent rain cloud above his head but is working towards a better, healthier headspace. "I don't think I'll ever really find myself," he says. "I don't think people do. I don't think there's a day that you wake up and you go, Now I know who I am. The best way for me to be an artist is by taking a goddamn minute, being still and listening to what it is that I want and need." It was a real year of growth for him, but growth towards what? "I don't really know, and that's OK."

1.) Pretty Cloud
2.) Body Chemistry
3.) 626 Bedford Avenue
4.) Brutalism
5.) Loner
6.) I Wanna Go Back
7.) Kiss It Away
8.) Nervous
9.) Blip Of Joy

Tour dates
4/02/19 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction **SOLD OUT**
4/03/19 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction **SOLD OUT**
4/04/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Amoeba
4/24/19 - Santa Ana, CA @ La Santa **SOLD OUT**
4/26/19 - El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
4/27/19 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
4/29/19 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
4/30/19 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
5/01/19 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
5/02/19 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
5/03/19 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
5/04/19 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
5/07/19 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge **SOLD OUT**
5/08/19 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
5/09/19 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore
5/10/19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
5/11/19 - Washington, D.C. @ The Black Cat
5/13/19 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
5/14/19 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
5/15/19 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
5/16/19 - Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theater
5/17/19 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
5/18/19 - Tampa Bay, FL @ The Orpheum
5/20/19 - Pensacola, FL @  Vinyl Music Hall
5/21/19 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs)
5/22/19 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
5/23/19 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
7/25/19 - San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
7/26/19 - San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
7/27/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
7/30/19 - San Diego, CA @ North Park
7/31/19 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
8/01/19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
8/02/19 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
8/03/19 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird
8/06/19 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
8/07/19 - Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
8/08/19 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox

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